Japan Precision Equipment Company: Seiko Epson Corporation (SEKEY)(1942)

Seiko Epson Corporation (Seiko Epson Corporation) Seiko Epson Corporation (OTCMKTS: SEKEY, TOEX 1: 6724) was founded in 1942 and is headquartered in Suwa, Japan, with 72,712 full-time employees 精工爱普生公司(セイコーエプソン株式会社)Seiko Epson Corporation(OTCMKTS:SEKEY、东证1部:6724)创立于1942年,总部位于日本Suwa,全职雇员72,712人,连同其附属公司,在日本和国际间从事信息相关设备、装置、精密产品、传感和工业解决方案等的开发、制造和销售。

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精工爱普生Seiko Epson Corporation(SEKEY):

精工爱普生(Seiko Epson),通常简称爱普生(Epson),是一家日本公司,主要生产喷墨打印机、激光打印机、点阵式打印机、扫描器和手表(虽然母公司精工品牌更加知名)、台式电脑、商务和家用投影机、大型家庭剧院电视、机器人、以及工业自动化设备、POS发票打印机和收银机、笔记型电脑、集成电路、LCD元件和其他相关的电子设备。公司总部位于日本长野县,在全世界各地有许多分公司。该公司目前的首席执行官是草间三郎。

精工爱普生Seiko Epson Corporation(SEKEY):

  • The roots of Seiko Epson Corporation go back to a company called Daiwa Kogyo, Ltd. which was founded in 1942 by Hisao Yamazaki, a local clock shop owner and former employee of K. Hattori, in Suwa, Nagano, Japan.
  • In 1943, Daini Seikosha established a factory in Suwa for manufacturing Seiko watches with Daiwa Kogyo. In 1959, the Suwa Factory of Daini Seikosha was split up and merged into Daiwa Kogyo to form Suwa Seikosha Co., Ltd: the forerunner of the Seiko Epson Corporation.The company has developed the world’s first quartz watch (Seiko Quartz Astron 35SQ) in 1969, the first automatic power generating quartz watch (Seiko Auto-Quartz) in 1988 and the Spring Drive watch movement in 1999.
  • In 1961, Suwa Seikosha established a company called Shinshu Seiki Co. as a subsidiary to supply precision parts for Seiko watches.
  • In September 1968, Shinshu Seiki launched the world’s first mini-printer, the EP-101 (“EP” for Electronic Printer,) which was soon incorporated into many calculators. In June 1975, the name Epson was coined into the next generation of printers based on the EP-101 which was released to the public.
  • April 1975, Epson America Inc. was established to sell printers for Shinshu Seiki Co.
  • In July 1982, Shinshu Seiki officially named itself the Epson Corporation and launched the world’s first handheld computer, HX-20 (HC-20), and in May 1983 the world’s first portable color LCD TV was developed and launched by the company.
  • In November 1985, Suwa Seikosha Co., Ltd. and the Epson Corporation merged to form Seiko Epson Corporation.
  • In June 2003, the company became public following their listing on the 1st section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. As of 2009, the Hattori family and its related individuals and companies are still major shareholders of Seiko Epson and have the power.Even though Seiko Holdings and Seiko Epson have some common shareholders including the key members of the Hattori family, they are not affiliated. They are managed and operated completely independently. Epson has established its own brand image but rarely uses Seiko.
  • In 2009, the company became fully owner of Orient Watch Co., Ltd., the one of the largest timepiece manufacturers in Japan.
  • In the summer of 2015 Epson came out with a printer, the Epson ET-4550 which instead of print cartridges, enables the user to pour the ink into separate inkwells from ink bottles.
  • Since 2016 the company has three diffeent models. First up was the Epson Moverio BT-100 which was followed up by the Epson Moverio BT-200. In 2016 the company also released the Moverio Pro BT-2000 which is an enterprise oriented, upgraded version of the BT-200 with steroscopic cameras. The company also was the first to release consumer smart glasses with see through optics that made them very popular under drone pilots for being able to get a first person view while still being able to see the drone in the sky.
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